The Ease Of Growing Coriander
In Your Home Garden
If you want to spice up your homegrown spices why not try growing coriander? It is an
easy herb to grow and makes you feel like a pro. You can also use it quite often in your cooking in several recipes
by using the leaves, known as Cilantro.
Coriander gives off a great aroma to your garden as well. It has a sweet smell that is very
enjoyable. And in growing coriander you do not have to be an expert in the garden. All of this combined makes it a
great choice when it comes to starting an herb garden or adding in something new.
Prepare the soil you will be using for the herb with care. Coriander is easy to grow
but it can go into shock if it goes into soil that is not ready for it. Preparation is
the key to your success. Start with raking the soil very well. You can also start them
out in container seeds and then plant these into the ground if you want to protect
their transplant nature and avoid any issues.
Sowing the ground is best done once the soil has warmed up if you are in a colder climate. This
will allow for successful germination and avoid frustration. Rake through the soil as stated before and drill in
one-inch holes to get ready for the plants. This should be done at least three inches apart from one another if you
are planting more than one in the ground.
After you plant the coriander you should expect the time frame for germination to be
between three days to one week depending on soil conditions. The cool thing is after about ten days you should be
able to use it. This herb grows very quickly and can be up to two feet tall if you want it to be.
Growing coriander in the sunlight is the best and will help it grow the most. If you
have to choose what sunlight your plant gets try to choose afternoon light. This type of plant loves the sun and
will work well when it gets at least four hours a day. Re-cultivating it is also a good idea to keep it going and
prolong plant life.
When you harvest the plant this helps it to grow. Continue to cultivate your coriander and if you
find you have more than you need share some with others who enjoy cooking. Try to avoid standing water in your
plant or exposing it to cold weather as it will bolt to survive and then it will begin to seed.
Enjoy the coriander you have grown on your own in homespun recipes. It is delicious
in several types of foods items to give it a natural zing. Salads and salsas are a great option for the use of this
herb but growing coriander at home can also add interesting spices to breads, pastas and meats.
Have fun growing your own herb garden and adding coriander to it for
extra interesting flavour to your food.